Eagle Strike  48-076 for P-40K/N Warhawk

Units: See review


$8.50 ($6.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken

What with the preponderance of current and future 1/48 Warhawk kits, it is not odd to see that there are new sheets for these planes.

This sheet offers four subjects; all of them camouflaged and all with sharkmouths of various designs. There are enough insignia to do three of the planes if you are careful about your choices.

First is the sheet's lone P-40K. This 23rd FG aircraft  is in RAF equivalent paints for dark green/dark earth uppers with sky grey undersides.

Next is a P-40N 'Klawin' Kitten', also from the 23rd FG. It is in US OD uppers and Neutral grey under sides, as are the rest of the panes on this sheet. Typical of CBI aircraft, the serial has been painted out and replaced with either the last 3 of the serial or a unit aircraft number.

From the 51st FG comes this P-40N, 'Sing Pao'. It has medium green mottles on the edges of the fin and rudder. Note also that it has a DF loop antenna.

Finally, from the 1 CACW is this P-40N-5. Like the previous plane it has a DF loop antenna and medium green mottling on the fin.

Suggested kits are the AMT ones, though you could use the Mauve P-40N as well. Perhaps this sheet will fit the upcoming kits from Accurate Models (assuming they even get produced).

Review sheet courtesy North American Hobbies, where you can get everything from 20-30% below retail.

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